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06-21-2009 04:56 AM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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Man FF is a whole different world and fun. I only did cabin types where we trimmed to glide in a right circle, but powered it climb left. I had a freind that used .010 and .020 for small Ukies that were sometimes tethered with 12" wingspans. They were better for small FF or RC.
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06-21-2009 04:56 AM  11 years ago
Tag1260

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I'm not an oldtimer but I have a passion for the old engines. I have just a few in my collection. (Ignition, Diesels and old glow) And yes, I fly a little Free Flight. Just something about being able to stand and watch it. I believe it's more of an art than any other form of flying.
Actually, the McCoy would probably take 25% Caster and no synthetic oil. Just like the old Foxes. The old McCoys weren't too great but they were cheap. I've heard that the kids would go buy one and fly it all day long and then buy one the following Saturday to replace it as the first one was already worn out.
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06-21-2009 04:59 AM  11 years ago
fenderstrat

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man.look where we are now,we certainly have come a long way

I had a car that ran on a .049 also, it had "discs" that you put in it, that would control the steering,each disc would be a different pattern, oval square circle or fig 8,anyone else have one of these?

we are taking a sat night stroll down memory lane
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06-21-2009 05:01 AM  11 years ago
Tag1260

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I guess we're showing we're not really the twenty-somethings we like to think we are.
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06-21-2009 05:11 AM  11 years ago
abgraham

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WOW... talking about Cox, McCoy, 049s, 020s brings back some good memories.....

Cox Fuel sure did smell good...
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06-21-2009 05:15 AM  11 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Cox Fuel sure did smell good...
Yes indeed. Gotta love that castor oil -- nuttin' else in RC smells like it.
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06-21-2009 05:55 AM  11 years ago
jwhitacre

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My old Gentle Lady sailplane had a pod mounted Cox 049 to get to thermal height. The GL is long gone but I still have the 049 and pod that sits on the shelfDepleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!
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06-21-2009 06:02 AM  11 years ago
petmotel

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I'm pretty sure I still have an old C/L "Lil Satan" out in the garage somewhere that's about 30 years old. It has a Cox Tee Dee .09 mounted on it and I remember it goes like stink. The Lil Satan was pretty quick with an .049, scary with the bigger engine. If I can find it I'll clean 'er up and take a pic.

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06-21-2009 02:33 PM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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Those Cox planes sucked except for the PT-19 trainer.
True. The PT-19 flew and because it was rubber-banded together it came apart from crashes without too much damage. The only or=ther one that flew good was the L-4 Grasshopper. My brother had one and we learned on it. It had a Baby Bee engine so you could use it on a wood kit later. Most Cox planes had that red plastic reed-valve engine mount that only fit in a Cox plastic airplane.

I would like to get back into Ukies or FF, but it is too difficult to find a place to fly them.
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06-21-2009 08:02 PM  11 years ago
whirlyspud

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We used to take the baby bees and fly them with a shop rag. Cut a smal hole in on side of the rag close to the edge, slip it over the needle valve, start the motor and throw it. The good old days.

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06-21-2009 08:21 PM  11 years ago
reddragon

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Those Cox planes sucked except for the PT-19 trainer.
Cox had electric control line as well for a while. I remember you would charge it on top of one of those lantern batteries. That was fun and they didn't all suck. They even had gliders that were cool too until they came down and got stuck in the tree. LOL Not everything sucked Man. Those were the Glory Days when anything that flew was better than sitting around.
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06-21-2009 10:24 PM  11 years ago
GMPheli

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I used to run my Cox .049's on Fox Missle Mist (all castor and 25 or 30% nitro). I still have a feww quarts that must be 30 years old!!!
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06-22-2009 02:29 AM  11 years ago
jgunpilot

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The Cox .020 Red Barons flew pretty good, too. We set up our picnic table as a "carrier" and would land on it with a piano wire tail hook and kite string arresting wires.
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06-22-2009 02:32 AM  11 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)

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We set up our picnic table as a "carrier" and would land on it
Catapult launches too?
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06-22-2009 09:33 AM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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We used to take the baby bees and fly them with a shop rag. Cut a smal hole in on side of the rag close to the edge, slip it over the needle valve, start the motor and throw it. The good old days.
I remember that.
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06-22-2009 10:03 AM  11 years ago
hootowl

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My first Cox was the Stuka. It was way too heavy.Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep
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06-22-2009 10:29 AM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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The Stuka was way kool looking with detail.

Do you guys remember WenMacs? I never had one, but saw a few in a P-39 Aircobra, me thinks.
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06-22-2009 12:15 PM  11 years ago
hootowl

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Watch the Stuka fly LOL

http://blip.tv/file/926425/
Wolves don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep
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06-22-2009 12:41 PM  11 years ago
ch-47c

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Man that was kind of retarded. But funny LOL.
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06-22-2009 04:06 PM  11 years ago
MichaelC

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WOW! That Stuka sure brings back a lot of memories Looks a lot smaller than I remember though...

Mike
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